Self-Organizing Orchestra

The traditional roles on a scrum team are: Product Owner, Developer, and Scrum Master. Noticeably absent is the role of Team Leader; the team is expected to self-organize. Similarly, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra has dispensed entirely with the role of conductor in favor of a process where leadership is shared and decisions are made by the team. The result has been to create one of the world’s most renowned chamber orchestras. Along the way, they have learned lessons and ways of working together that any Scrum team can benefit from.

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